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Moses I. Cantine to MVB, 2 December 1822

Dr Sir.

Nothing has happened since you left here, which will afford you any satisfaction to hear. Governor Yates is preparing to move. He has taken the Stafford house and some alterations are making to enlarge the lower rooms. It is rumoured that a caucus has been held in NewYork, while you was there, the object of which was, to mark out a path for the New Governor; I believe this rumour has reached his ears; I have not seen him myself since, but have been told that it has been represented to him, as a combination to dictate to him. That this is the quarter from which it is intended to assail him I have no doubt. They know how jealous he is of his independence, and they will strive to turn this disposition of his into a mean of making mischief.

My family ^including your boys^ are all well. They all desire to be remembered, and to present their love &c &c to you.

Please to send the inclosed to Mr. Ellis if you know where he lodges, or to the post office.

Yours Sincerely

Moses I. Cantine

Mr Rockwell has been to see your sleigh. He will not give the sum you ask $150. He says this is the precise sum it cost when new without harness. He offers $80. What is the lowest you will take

Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 4 (3 December 1821-31 December 1824)